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Adam - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,071 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,071
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 565
Gots: 444 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany. Adam was the first beer produced by Hair of the Dog.

10% alcohol by volume
50 IBUs.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -47.3%

07-17-2014 19:25:20 | More by DrMindbender
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-17-2014 16:37:14 | More by Stum-pub
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SlothB77

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-16-2014 23:57:51 | More by SlothB77
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atpca

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-16-2014 05:50:06 | More by atpca
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ndclimber


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-15-2014 20:57:38 | More by ndclimber
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aoampm

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-15-2014 19:37:55 | More by aoampm
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-15-2014 19:24:34 | More by gr8zehaman
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-15-2014 19:16:05 | More by bleedsblu
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Osciliath

Oregon

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-15-2014 18:58:26 | More by Osciliath
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2014 18:17:12 | More by udubdawg
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2014 16:59:04 | More by ChrisL24481
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PretzelCity

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-14-2014 20:20:24 | More by PretzelCity
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer poured a dark malty color with a very modest head, which is appropriate for the style.

Smell - The aroma is quite malty and perhaps borders on being syrupy.

Taste - My initial impression of the taste is the sweetness of this ale. There are notes of sweet malt, nuts, tobacco, and oak. The oak is remarkable as this is not a barrel aged variation. The beer is warming on the way down, but it is certainly not hot.

Mouthfeel - The ale is almost sticky, coating the tongue and mouth. It allows for this taste to linger.

Overall - To this point, this is my favorite edition of the style. I like it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 16:11:21 | More by JohnnyHopps
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JeffH

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-13-2014 04:56:09 | More by JeffH
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-10-2014 18:20:23 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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papahuss

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-10-2014 03:34:15 | More by papahuss
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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IPeteA91

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Gmedeiros820


4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-05-2014 14:27:15 | More by Gmedeiros820
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kemoarps

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty sure this is a 2012. Batch 86. 12oz bottle poured into... a tulip-ish snifter-kind of thing (it's a modified former honey jar. I get srrious about my glassware...).
Pours a murky deep brown bordering on reddish (leaving the white and blue to my complexion, and... mousepad? I guess? Happy birthday America!), like cherry wood turned almost black. Almost no head to speak of, but the beer clearly likes the glass since it did put a ring on it.

The nose is primarily boozy dark fruits: plums figs, raisins, an almost dusty character. Almost woody? Like a snap I understand the appeal of Adam from the Wood and Cherry Adam from the Wood. Haven't had them, but they sound like they would blend with what Adam already is amazingly well. And besides, they're hardly ever made, so it's GOTTA be good, right?

The tongue takes the theme of dark fruits and booze and runs the gamut of dark flavours. The booze is present, especially when I look for it, and the fruits -- the figs and plums in particular -- can still be found, but they blend with said booziness to draw out flavours of (yes, I'm about to be that guy) spicy tobacco leaf (this would pair REALLY well with a cigar. In fact, I still have one Cuban left...), leather and a slightly woody note. These come together in an impressively intricately woven dance, like a well choreographed parade float where each character hits their queues and is individually impressive, but ultimately come together to be a moving work of art that is simultaneously blah blah blah...

While the 10% contributes its soft burn, it plays into the spices present in the body to lull you into a false sense that it can do you no harm. It's warm and that spice/alcohol pairs with light but sharp carbonation to not distract from the flavours weaving their way around your tongue.

I'd had Fred, and was a bit nonplussed. Likewise Blue Dot: thought it was OK, but nothing to write home about (unless you consider BA home, because I think I did write a review. But that's silly. Who would make that comparison?). Maybe the intervening years really have matured my palate. Maybe I'm just amped on America and puppies. Either way, Adam really stood out to me as an excellently crafted work of gustatory/zymurgical art, and I can fully understand the hype around AftW and CAftW (even though I haven't had and probably never will get to taste either). Since I've not had it FRESH, I can't speak to how it's changed over the years (this one's only about two years old), but rest assured after this bottle, I'll certainly be picking a couple more up when I see them to test that question. I suggest you do the same.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 02:31:10 | More by kemoarps
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joemochas

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-04-2014 12:01:52 | More by BeerThursdays
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BigV

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-03-2014 17:42:35 | More by BigV
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2014 11:18:42 | More by JamesShoemaker
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,071 ratings.